Not sure where to begin?
Need to jump-start your organizing?
Feeling overwhelmed by clutter?
Start Here: with the take-out menus.
Admittedly this might sound like an odd idea, especially if you feel like your every space is cluttered! Take-out menus can feel like the least of your problems; but stick with me, I’ll explain.
I like the idea of starting with the take-out menu idea for 3 reasons:
Reason #1 It is a quick win!
Whenever I lack momentum to get an organizing project started I look for a mini jump-start.
When you can start and finish a project during the commercial break from a TV show you feel successful.
Plus you didn’t have to dedicate a whole day to get something done.
Reason #2 It is basically mistake proof.
If you accidentally recycle a menu and then regret it; you can stop in the restaurant and they will give you another one!
Reason #3 It is easy to determine Keep versus Toss.
Hopefully you are not too emotionally attached to your take-out menus. This means you can be quick and ruthless with your choices.
There is a good chance you accumulated more take-out menus than you need.
- One from the restaurant that has gone out of business.
- Two from restaurants you no longer frequent.
- Three from the same restaurant.
- Four from the restaurant you go to so often you memorized the menu.
- Five from the restaurant you now order from online.
On the off chance you do not have a pile of take-out menus then choose something equally basic like expired coupons.
I hope paring down your take-out menus is just the win you need for today! Go You! You can do this!